Some toddlers spill milk in the kitchen or give their parents a headache by pulling the cat’s tail.
Adrian, five, took the family car and was not arrested until Utah state police stopped him on the highway.
A patrolman spotted the SUV weaving through the tracks at 30 mph (50 km / h) and issued a traffic stop, duly obeyed by the driver.
He was shocked to find the child behind the wheel, who said he was about to buy a Lamborghini.
The boy told police he left home after his mother refused to buy the luxury vehicle – cheaper models cost more than $ 180,000 (£ 144,000) – which sparked an argument .
“He decided he would take the car and go to California to buy one himself”, Utah Highway Patrol said on Twitter. “He may have missed the purchase amount because he only had $ 3 in his wallet. “
Dash camera images released by KSL-TV show the vehicle weaving slightly in traffic before stopping at the police signal.
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The highway patrol first thought it might be an impaired driver behind the wheel.
In the pictures, the agent can then be heard saying, “How old are you? Are you five? Once he sees the boy.
The boy sat at the edge of the seat so he could reach the pedals. He had arrived about a five-minute drive from his home.
No one was injured in the incident. It will be up to local prosecutors to decide to file a complaint against the parents, reports KSL-TV.
Both were at work and he was taken care of by a brother or sister when he took the car. Police have issued a reminder to make sure the car keys are not easily accessible to children.